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A physical exercise and quality of life

Mišigoj Duraković, Marjeta; Durakovic, Zijad
A physical exercise and quality of life // Periodicum biologorum, 115 (2013), 4; 499-504 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

A physical exercise and quality of life

Mišigoj Duraković, Marjeta ; Durakovic, Zijad

Periodicum biologorum (0031-5362) 115 (2013), 4; 499-504

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Exercise, aging, quality of life

Physiological aging of the human organism begins with the onset of the 4 th decade of life. The article presents some changes in the organism during the so-called primary aging, as well as those occurring due to secondary aging with diseases in the background. The most frequent diseases in the so-called elderly people are cardio-metabolic X syndrome, consisting of obesity, diabetes or glucose intolerance, with the occurring insulin resistance, hyperliporoteinemia: hyperglyceridemia with low HDL and elevated LDL cholesterol, arterial hypertension, hyperfibrinogenemia and high C-reactive protein concentration in the serum. Along with preventive measures and treatment of these diseases, physical exercise has a prominent place. In the so-called elderly persons it should be regular and frequent: at least 2–3 times a week, although it would be best every day, with adequate intensity: usually moderate and/or modified according to the criteria of physiological age and the degree of health or illness, lasting for at least 15 minutes. Physical exercise in the elderly should be adjusted to age, gender, health and functional capacities, taking into account previous experience with physical exercise or sports activities. Special attention should be paid to physical exercises in elderly persons who have not practiced them previously, but want to do it. Priority should be given to activities stimulating functional improvement of the heart function, blood flow, and breathing – general endurance exercises that activate at least 1/7 of all skeletal muscles, about 50 % of possible blood flow, and which last at least 5 minutes. It would be best to perform them daily. Measuring of quality of life due to aging could be expressed by parameters of physical fitness by assessing walking, somatic symptoms and mental state

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti


Kineziološki fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut za antropologiju

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